After reading the tent thread I believe I want one. Never have had a tepee style tent before. I have been using a Hubba Hubba for years. Is this an upgrade? Will it be to cold for a 1 person tent for Oct. in Colorado at 8 to 9 thousand feet? Thanks
What is the minimum weight for the SL3 using a trekking pole for the center pole?
Mine weighs 3 lbs on the nose with provided pole, tyvek sheet and 6 msr stakes all in a rei stuff sack. Hope that gives you an idea. Mike doesn't do floorless though right?
Of course I don't do floorless... a bivy would be standard equipment
I was mainly asking as I see the weight listed on the GoLite website at 4 lbs 5 oz and yet everyone always talks about them being lighter. Thanks for the info!
That listed weight includes their nest which isn't needed. They don't break down the weights anymore on their site of inividual parts, pieces of their tipis which is a shame IMO. Personally if I were you I'd opt for the extra 5 oz of weight and get the SL-5 if it were me for 50% more space. I plan on selling my SL-3 shortly though if you are interested. Already seam sealed and guy lines already tied on...
I hear ya....if going solo for just 1-2 nights, then I'm gonna be using this:
With my Rev X Quilt (23 oz), Neo Air Pad 9 oz, TI Goat Bivy 7 oz, plus stakes and guylines the tarp will likely be around 16 oz. Making it around 3.5-3.75 pounds. However, if its raining i'm still going even if its gonna be a slog, so I'll gladly haul the extra 1.25 poudns of the SL-5 along for a little more elbow room and protection out of the rain as after hiking for 8-10 hours in the wind/rain I find its nice to be able to just sit and hangout out of the weather completely for a bit. I know I'm a pansy for it though so no worries there.
The only complaint I have with the SL-3 is that at 6'2" I have to be careful how I position myself so that I do not have either my head or my feet touching the sides when laying down.
Mine has held up well to a couple of years of use, and a full year of use from at least 10 over zealous, uncareful , absent minded, and just plain rough 9-16yr old kids.